Curb Appeal Toronto West - ISSUE 07 • 2022

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Theodore Babiak Broker of Record SEE MY FEATURE LISTING ON PAGES 12+13

8 Lynngrove Avenue, The Kingsway


311 Roncesvalles Avenue Toronto, ON M6R 2M6

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Grand 2.5 Storey Victorian Multiplex On Coveted Pacific Avenue, Circa 1888 Detached With Period Brick Facade, Inviting Front Porch, 6 Well Designed Suites, Stained Glass, Full Interior & Mechanical Renovation In 2006, Roof Fall 2021, 6 Hydro Meters, 5 Gas Meters, Convenient Coin Op Laundry, Multiple Decks and Outdoor Space For Tenants, Low Maintenance 25’ X 78’ Landscaped Lot, Short Stroll To The Junction and Bloor West Village Shopping/Entertainment, High Park, TTC. Projected $98K Net Income.

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Its All About The Vu!!! Rarely Available 1+1 Bedroom Corner Suite Within The Vu Condos South Tower. Spectacular Unobstructed Views Of The Toronto Skyline & Cn Tower, Over 34’ Linear Feet Of Floor To Ceiling Windows, Thoughtfully Designed Open Concept Space w/9’ Ceilings, Modern Kitchen w/ Enormous Breakfast Bar, Quartz Counters & Backsplash, Spacious Primary Bedroom w/ Rare Walk-In Closet/Den. Custom Built-Ins By California Closets. Locker & Underground Parking Spot, 98 Walk Score, St. Lawrence Market, Financial District.

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Welcome to Ramara! High Demand West Exposure Lot on Clean and Clear Lake Couchiching. Unforgettable Lake Vistas & Sunsets, 78’ Waterfront x 197’ Deep Level Lot w/Shoreline Restoration Complete, Spacious New Composite/Aluminium Dock, Rippled Sand and Rock Shoreline Offers Tremendous Swimming and Water Sport Opportunities, Miles of Boating, Hydro Developed, Approved Permit Plans for 2,000 sq ft Contemporary 2 Storey, Design by Recognized Architect Kieran Randall and Architectural Instinct Studios. Start Building Now... Enjoy in 2023!

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NUTAN BROWN ENERGY, COMMITMENT, RESULTS.

22 Nugent Road Beautiful, meticulously maintained family home. Spacious light-filled main floor with large, updated eat-in kitchen with classic cabinetry, quartz counters & S/S appliances. Large living room/dining room showcasing a sunny window seat, gas fireplace & hardwood floors, 3 plus 2 great sized bedrooms, plenty of storage & an updated 4 piece bath. Lower level boasts a lovely, bright family room with 2nd gas fireplace, built-in bookshelves, updated 3 piece bath (heated floor) & cedar closet. Huge 4th bedroom with walkout to backyrd & 5th bedroom/home office with built-in desk.

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TESTIMONIAL

I can’t speak highly enough of Nutan as our real estate agent. Her professionalism, knowledge, honesty, integrity and hard work ethic are very much appreciated and respected. Nutan was the person who, in my opinion, made our dream come true in moving back to Etobicoke. The moment I met Nutan, I could tell she was not only a remarkable real estate agent but also an incredible person. She goes above and beyond for her clients and was extremely open and transparent through the whole process. Nutan is so committed to her clients and we cannot thank her enough for the care and guidance she provided. Thanks again. - Adrienne and Dave


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ALL IN THE FAMILY

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29 Ringley Avenue

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We knew that Ana Santos & Sara Branco were the right Realtors to partner with to sell a property under an estate sale. We could just not fathom how professional, informative and incredibly helpful they were. The process was messy and stressful but I knew 100% that they would get us to the finish line. Without their knowledge of the market, and their availability 24/7 we would have been un-able to make it happen. They held our hands and assisted with things that were not even real estate driven but supported us every which way. There are very few that can measure up to their ability to navigate today’s real estate market. Best of all they have great personalities, quick witted and intelligent. If you are buying or selling a home do yourselves a favour and hire this incredible Realtor you will not be disappointed. Ana & Sara, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts without you it would not have been possible. Forever grateful.

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Junction Condo

Pretty Warren Park

Huge Lot: 41 x 143

King-sized bedroom + den with almost 700 square feet of living space! Gorgeous south treed view. Great centre island. Parking space & locker. Walk to High Park, subway, groceries, galleries.

Gorgeous layout and finishes with entertainer’s backyard. Attached garage! Parking for 3 cars. Steps to Humber River, Bloor West Village.

Spacious 3-bedroom home with double-car laneway garage! Separate basement apartment. Walk to High Park, UpExpress & subway, Groceries and restaurants. Everything is steps away.

Offered at $770,000

Offered at $1,299,999

Offered at $2,699,000

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TODAY’S ORGANIC WASTE IS TOMORROW’S CLEAN

ENERGY By newscanada.com

Looking for ways to reduce your carbon footprint at home? An easy way is to recycle or reuse plastics, paper and aluminum. Recycling cuts down on energy consumption which can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The answer might also be found in your green bin. In Canada, it’s estimated that 80 percent of our municipal and industrial solid waste heads to the landfill. Recyclable materials such as paper and cardboard make up a third of our waste, while another third consists of yard and kitchen scraps. Diverting these materials from our landfills can help

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reduce emissions and keep landfills from filling up too quickly. TRY THESE ENERGY AND MONEY SAVING TIPS TO MINIMIZE FOOD AND ORGANIC WASTE AT HOME:

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5. Leave grass cuttings on your lawn to return nutrients to the soil. 6. Composting is a great way to reuse your food scraps for your plants and yard. If you don’t have a yard, an indoor vermicomposting bin may be for you. Every community has different rules for composting—check your local municipality to learn how you can divert as much organic waste as you can. Some cities and towns are making good use of food scraps and farm waste, too. They’re using this organic waste to produce clean energy known as renewable natural gas or RNG. By converting the biogas released from organic waste into carbon-neutral energy, RNG is fuelling garbage trucks, transit fleets and other vehicles, heating homes and businesses, and even powering factories with net-zero emissions. Learn more about RNG at enbridge.com/RNG. ◆


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INGREDIENTS • 6 large portobella mushrooms or 1 lb (500 g) king oyster mushrooms • 1 tsp (5 mL) vegetable oil • 2 cups (500 mL) sliced onions • 1/4 tsp (2 mL) each salt and pepper • 1/2 cup (125 mL) favourite BBQ sauce

DIRECTIONS STEP ONE Preheat grill to 425°F (220°C). Remove the stems of the portobellas and set aside. Remove the gills from the mushroom caps and place mushroom caps, bottom side up, on a parchment lined baking sheet. Cook for 20 minutes. STEP TWO Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add in onions, salt and pepper. Cook for 8 minutes stirring. Meanwhile, use your hands or two forks to “pull” the mushroom stems apart. Remove mushrooms from the oven, and once cool enough to handle shred the mushrooms using your hands or two forks. STEP THREE Stir shredded mushroom caps and stems into the onions and barbecue sauce. Cook, stirring over medium-low heat for five minutes. Serve as a sandwich, in lettuce wraps or use in tacos. ◆ newscanada.com

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195 Humbervale Boulevard $3,895,000

This is a showstopper & your future dream home! One of the best quality custom builds you will find featuring spectacular Indiana limestone exterior, 4900 sq. ft. total living space, luxurious finishes throughout, 3 car garage & magnificent views from every window. 4 spacious bedrooms all with ensuites, primary with to-die-for dressing room, in-floor radiant heating all levels, top-line appliances, designer fixtures, professional landscaping plus never-ending list of high-end extras. This home is fully loaded & for people who understand quality, no expenses spared! Overlooks Mimico Creek in family friendly Sunnylea near some best schools, Kingsway shops & subway and 15 minutes to Toronto financial/theatre districts & airports. See more at 95Humbervale.com

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This is a gem & you need only step inside the front door to fall head over heels in love! Sun-filled contemporary beauty offering open concept main floor perfect for entertaining, glamorous kitchen/great room with high ceilings, chic glass railings, separate sitting room & walk-out to privacy of back deck & garden. To-die-for primary with luxury ensuite & dressing room, upper floor laundry. Lower level with high ceilings fit for teens or youngsters with rec room, gym, 2 extra bedrooms totalling 6! 160’ lot set back from the street with private professionally landscaped front & back gardens. It’s a happy home only 15 min. walk to subway! See more at 4684BDundas.com

4 Westridge Road $2,350,000

Prime Edgehill Park location to build your dream forever home! 70’ lot on a pretty tree-lined boulevard in one of Toronto’s most celebrated neighbourhoods. Stroll past mansions to James Gardens & Humber River with its walking/cycling paths that take you past historic Old Mill Inn, to the lakefront & beyond. Humber Valley Public & Richview Collegiate school district, 15 minutes to airport, 20 minutes to financial/ theatre districts & near some of Toronto’s best golf! See more at 4Westridge.com

5 Kingscourt Drive $2,249,000

Entry level price into The Kingsway! This charming home packs a lot of punch & exceeds everything on your wish list! Solid 3+1 bedroom with renovated kitchen & baths, finished basement, spacious living room & big backyard for summertime family enjoyment. Stroll to Bloor St. shops, dining, pubs, cinema & all the Kingsway strip has to offer. Steps to Old Mill Inn & Humber River with walking/cycling paths taking you to lakefront & beyond. See more at 5Kingscourt.com


1152 Islington Avenue $2,049,000

This home is perfection & no car needed here! 10 minute walk to Islington subway, Sobey’s grocers, food court, premiere steak houses, shops for all conveniences & services. Immaculate & superbly built 3 + 1 bedroom, 4 bath gem with all the bells & whistles. Open concept kitchen/family room, main floor powder room, primary bedroom with high ceilings, dressing room & ensuite bath with marble counters finished basement with separate entrance. Serene & beautifully private back garden with deck & gazebo. 15 minutes to financial/theatre districts, airports! See more at 1152Islington.com

23 Bridgeview Road $1,799,000

Attention renovators, builders, end-users! A better location you never will see. A hidden enclave near Old Mill, Bloor West Village, Baby Point Gates & Humber River walking/cycling paths taking you to lakefront & beyond! A solid, quaint little house needing work features family room & main floor powder. Sits on a very pretty lot only 10 minutes to subway, 20 minutes to financial/theatre districts & airports. A gem & a home sweet home location! See more at 23Bridgeview.com

7101 Branigan Gate #38 $849,000

Lovely and immaculate executive 3-storey, 3 bedroom, 2 washroom townhome in prestigious Levi Creek! Spacious open concept kitchen, living room, dining room, fireplace, walkout to the yard. Master Ensuite with heated floors and soaker tub. Desirable schools district. Child friendly complex. Close to many parks, hiking trails, the 401, 407 and 410. A must see! See more at LindaTickins.com

566 Crawford Street $1,999,000

This is what you’ve been waiting for! Ideal urban family home in Little Italy. Features 4+1 bedrooms, open concept main floor, legal lower level suite, 2 parking off lane, charming renovation, exposed brick, rooftop deck, +++. Walk to popular Ossington strip (15 mins), Little Italy shops & dining (5 mins), and Harbord bike path at your doorstep for easy access to U of T. Offering the perfect balance of a family home & city lifestyle! See more at 566Crawford.com

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47 Kennedy Park Road 70 Massey Street Upper 11 Priscilla Aveoffering Maina Floor 46 Montye Ave Apt 1 mix of well tended lawn, estabstone centre hall perfectly situated on an room with a 4 piece ensuite bath, family Coming Soon ForitsLease For Lease • $2,200/Mon For Lease $2,100/Mon lished perennials, shrubs and trees.• The idyllic tree-lined avenue. With beautiful • $2,500/Mon bath and two additional large bedrooms.

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HOME DÉCOR

All in the

FAMILY By Jason Stacey | Photography by Stephani Buchman

Managing client expectations is a fundamental part of interior design. It’s what’s going to ensure your clients don’t get overly frustrated when there are hurdles along the way, and it’ll help you build a trusting relationship with them. But, as with any design project, working with clients can be a daunting task, and sometimes, relationships that start out great can end in disaster. It’s a risky business and it becomes even riskier when the client is family.

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About CLAIRE JEFFORD Whether she’s guiding a homeowner through colour, fabric or furniture selections, presenting a fully custom 3D design plan, or coaching another interior design professional on how to bring a successful business to life, Claire is untiring in everything she does. Her designs are stunning, tailored and timeless, and her energy is ridiculously contagious. ClaireJefford.com

“Years ago they were thinking about moving into a larger home because they wanted a bigger kitchen and bathroom,” remarked Claire. “With the design layout as it was, the functionality of the house did not meet their needs.” As an Interior Design Professional with over 10 years of experience in helping homeowners live beautifully, Claire could definitely see the potential. “They loved the Burlington area and I knew that they could have what they desired if only they could see for themselves. So, I talked them into hiring my services and we created a vision with a completely new design plan in 3D.” The plan was to create a more functional and open kitchen, a spacious bathroom and a stunning dressing room with ample storage for her sister’s clothes and organization solutions for shoes, jewelry and make up. After reviewing the 3D plan, the clients accepted all of Claire’s recommendations. ▹

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HOME DÉCOR

“We eat, sleep and breath design,” remarked Claire. “It’s our job to carefully determine a client’s requirements for their home based on their lifestyle, and then design the best possible solution for them. I was happy they accepted my ideas and now it was time to get to work.”

The project began by gutting the entire main floor, turning this three bedroom bungalow into a two bedroom home. By eliminating one of the bedrooms and the living room, Claire and her team were able to design the home in a way that made it way more spacious and with plenty of storage.

“Taking out a living room from a main floor bungalow may sound crazy, but because I knew my clients so well and completely understood their lifestyle, this design made perfect sense.”

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The main focus was designing a large, open kitchen that incorporated all of the clients’ needs, especially taking into consideration that they are both avid cooks. Claire had many discussions with both the clients and her custom cabinet maker regarding the various cabinetry designs to ensure the best possible solution was made and no detail was overlooked. The new kitchen now includes a large island with banquette seating at their eat-in kitchen table, as well as two additional counter height stools at the one end. One wall of custom cabinetry is dedicated to the smart organization of small kitchen appliances, the housing of all their pantry items, and a tea station. For her sister’s customized dressing room, they wanted the look to be soft and feminine which is why they selected a pink wallpaper, white and blush drapery fabric, and a bright white for the cabinetry. “Knowing my sister the way I do, I had a good idea of what she wanted for her ‘Girly Room’”, added Claire. “and we had a lot of fun with it.” Claire designed this ‘Girly Room’ to include open hanging storage for clothes, drawers for under garments and shelving for accessories such as scarves and handbags. The custom designed spinning shoe rack in the corner is definitely a show stopper and conversation piece that houses over 70 pairs of shoes! The crystal chandelier and soft, pink hardware on the drawers add additional hits of ‘bling’ to the room. With her cabinet maker, Claire designed a full length wall mirror that doubles as a home for all her sister’s jewelry, done in a way that she can easily see each necklace and set of earrings to carefully select the best pieces to coordinate with her outfits. In the end, the clients were absolutely thrilled with the final result. It exceeded their expectations and they are so happy they decided to stay in Burlington. Their house is now truly, their forever home! ◆

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By Designer Shelly Cerrelli | Photography by JF Fabrics

Colour is one of my favourite design tools and in my professional opinion, it doesn’t get the credit that’s due. Colour has the power to elicit a range of emotions, affect your lifestyle and impact your health – a big commitment, all things considered. Here are some important things to think about.

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CHOOSING A COLOUR SCHEME When choosing colours, stick to the rule of three: the dominant, secondary colour and accent colour. Any more will create confusion and visual clutter. So, just three colours sounds simple enough, right? Wrong! With thousands of choices, where do you even start? Choose your inspiration and

COMBINING COLOUR IN THE RIGHT PROPORTIONS RESULTS IN A WELL-BALANCED, AESTHETICALLY PLEASING ROOM, SAYS DESIGNER SHELLY CERRELLI


let that guide your colour palette. If you’re a naturalist, you may be drawn to nautically inspired blues, greys and creams, or organic hues inspired by earth, leaves and florals. Alternatively, borrow a colour palette from something that appeals to you, like a piece of art, a fabric swatch or a rug.

COLOUR APPLICATION Combining colour in the right proportions results in a well-balanced, aesthetically pleasing room. Don’t forget about the walls, ceiling, casings and trim, floor coverings, furniture, window coverings, art and accessories. Each of these individual elements contributes to the “full picture,” which should be cohesive and harmonious. When working with colour, try the 60-30-10 ratio. The dominant colour occupies the greatest proportion of the room’s visual area – per our ratio, around 60 per cent. This may include walls and floor coverings. The secondary colour represents around 30 per cent of the room, landing on mid-sized elements such as a sofa, armchairs and a feature wall. Last but not least, the accent colour is usually a bolder choice that “pops” in the space, used on elements such as artwork, accessories and window treatments. The idea here is to draw the eye and create smaller focal points within the room.

COLOUR WITHOUT COMMITMENT

Shelly Cerrelli is the owner and Principal Designer of House of Cerrelli, a luxury home staging and interior design firm in the Toronto GTA and Ottaawa area. They are experts in creating environments that buyers can see themselves living in. Their services include interior design for luxury homes, residential and commercial staging. @ houseofcerrelli www.houseofcerrelli.com

Colour is a wonderful thing, but it can create anxiety for some. This has less to do with the colour, but is more about the fear of colour commitment. If you’re not sold on the “colour of the year” or you change your space with the seasons, consider opting for a natural dominant colour that “goes” with everything. The idea here is to add colour in places where it’s easy and inexpensive to replace as trends change. A piece of vibrant artwork, an area rug, or some pillows and throws are a great way to add colour without incurring a huge commitment or cost. Colour has many effects on our interiors, used to set a mood, highlight focal points, group related elements and bring context and connections throughout the space. Inwardly, colour should evoke the emotion and inspire you. Take your time and bring the right colour into your world, in the right ways! THN

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